Two of the most popular materials for window shutters are vinyl, and the more traditional wooden variety. Which material suits you best depends on the style and décor of your home, as well as how much maintenance you’re willing to do.
Vinyl shutters are definitely the cheaper option for anyone on a tight budget, but don’t let their inexpensive nature fool you into thinking they’re of poorer quality; vinyl shutters can last a very long time. They also require very little care as just a light wash once in a while will suffice.
Visually vinyl shutters can look as good as wooden ones too, so long as you don’t look too closely.
Wooden shutters are also relatively cheap as the material isn’t that expensive to buy. They make for the most attractive shutters too as wood is very flexible. The biggest disadvantage with wooden shutters is that they require the most maintenance, forcing you to care for them regularly with paint or wood stain.
Whichever you choose, both vinyl and wooden shutters will make an attractive addition to your home.